Friday, December 3, 2010

Ruffle Scarf

Thought I'd finally make something for myself, and here it is:
Now I just have to perfect it a little bit and make it in a zillion more colors!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

GLiTTer WrEAth

I was going to put this wreath on my laundry room door (which is right in the kitchen and where I hang all of my other holiday wreaths), but it was just too small and looked weird.

It is VERY glittery!

I ended up putting it above my glitter trees and subway art.  I think it's still missing something, so I'll have to find something to make it look less empty.  Until then ;)

GliTTer TrEEs

Last night a bunch of girls from my ward came over and we all made our long-awaited glitter trees.  It was a lot of fun, and I'll have to think of another craft we can copy do.  I think mine came out okay.  I love them and that's all that matters ;)

It's not totally set up because I need my hubby for that ;)

I totally forgot to take pictures of the madness creativity last night, but trust me there were people here.  
Thanks girls for the funtastic night!!

"Real" Mexican Food

I just wanted you to all take a peak at what REAL Mexican food looks like. 
The most delicious food :)

Happy Turkey Day

We were lucky enough to be able to go back to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving.  Let me tell you, it was wonderful!!  Boy have I missed "home."  We I was able to eat at my favorite places and, of course, go shopping.  Since ABQ doesn't have anywhere to shop the same stores as LV, it was nice.

For Thanksgiving my wonderful in-laws hosted, and Alain's biological mom and half-brother were able to come up from San Diego to be with us.  After stuffing ourselves senseless eating a well-balanced meal we took the boys to see HP7.  I liked it, but am hoping the second installment will be better.  

On our way home (we drove to Flagstaff and then the next day drove the rest of the way) we woke up to this:

Yeah, we were a little surprised to say the least.  We didn't even think of checking the weather!!  Oh, well.  Everything worked out okay, and the older boys were excited.  We also went through another snowstorm in Gallup.  

 (Do you like Mr. Grumpy Pants in the corner?)
I'm glad we left when we did because I heard it just got worse throughout the day.

We are now back "home," gearing up for the holiday season. 


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Want This!!

I have wanted a picture of the San Diego Temple for forever, well since we've  been married (which seems like forever-JK).  This website always has the cutest pictures, and I want one!!  What do you think?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This is Halloween, This is Halloween!

We had quite the Halloween this year.  It was filled with lots of parties and lots of fun.  Nana and Pop Pop came from Las Vegas to help us celebrate.  Here's to another successful Halloween!
 This is how Ty greeted Nana.  When he woke up from his nap he ran right to her and loved her (with his eyes closed in pure bliss) for at least 5 mins.  This is a record breaker for Ty, if anyone doesn't know his true colors.
 These are the bean bags I barely finished for a Halloween party we went to.  Can you tell that (from the left) there is a ghost, candy corn, witch hat and bat?  Yeah, I didn't think so.  I tried my best :)
I didn't get to take any pictures from the party.  The kids had fun, though! There were a ton of booths of games for them to play.  They also loved just playing on the playground.  It's always fun getting to know our new ward members better.
 The dalmation costume was way too hot to wear to the party in the park, so we put him in this.  Isn't he too cute?!
 One of my friends is a balloon artist!  Who knew, right?!  Well, this is a parrot on his shoulder.  He was sooo proud of it.
 Carving pumpkins (I ABHOR it!).  Cole made a Green Goblin.
 Logan did a Star Trek symbol.
 Here they are on their way to trick-or-treat!!
They ended up just going up and down our street.  Even though they didn't go very far they still had a ton of candy.  I can't imagine if they had gone all around Ventana Ranch!!  It's a good thing, though, because now mommy won't be eating all the good stuff :)

McCall's Pumpkin Patch

We heard about this great pumpkin patch about 45 minutes away from ABQ, so we thought we'd take a family trip and see what all the talk was about.  It was totally worth it!  We all had a lot of fun and can't wait to go back next year :)
 Cole thought he was so cool riding in the big cow.  They took a little tour around the barn and back. It was so cute to see him in there!
 On the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch.  It was freezing!!  Don't all my boys look just a little bit crazy in this picture?!
 Look at all those pumpkins!
 You want to know the sad part?  It was going to be a 20 min. wait once we were at the patch to get on the next hay ride.  Since we already had like 5 pumpkins at home we decided to just stay on our hay and ride it back!!
 The corn maze which mommy had to guide them out of.  It actually was really hard.  I can't imagine how we'd have ever found these 2 cuties had we let them go in on their own.
 Once again, Cole's favorite, the duck races.  See his serious face?
 I swear to you they had the best fudge ever!!  Thankfully I only bought 2 squares instead of the money-saving 6 Alain wanted me to buy :)
 Here's my animals!!
 Cole could not get the hang of this!  He was either running into the tires or the grass.  It was quite hilarious to watch!!
 Logan, on the other hand, did very well.  (Thank goodness!  If not, I'd be a little bit worried.)
 There was the coolest jumping contraption.  It was level with the ground and air was pumped up from underneath to give it a round top.  Then they just bounced and bounced.
 This was the farthest I could get Ty to go.
It was freaking cold!! But I'd rather have cold than hot, for sure.  By the time we left it was actually really nice.

Here's to next year :)

Monday, October 25, 2010


This year our ward had to have their annual trunk-or-treat early because of some kind of stake training this weekend.  It didn't matter to us since all we cared about was the candy (JK)!!  The boys had fun, and Logan especially had a blast dancing (albeit all by himself) at the dance afterwards.
 Isn't he too freakin' cute?!  (He's a dalmation, not a sheep.)  All of our boys have now worn this costume.  It's been well worth the $.
 Cole was a skeleton, which he was totally stoked about (for some reason).  The costume was so tight that it was going up his little tushy.  Too cute!
Logan, and I can't belive I let him buy this, was a "Fart-o-Meter".  It even had a little funnel to hold up to your butt to measure the fart.  If you look closely you can see the meter.  Quite lovely, isn't it?!
Alain was his classic '70s prom guy, and I was Sue Sylvester from the greatest show ever "Glee".  Not very many people got who I was, but the ones who did are uber-cool in my book :)
 Alain had to put Ty down because he was getting too heavy to carry, and he popped a squat right there in the middle of the road right in front of the trick-or-treaters.  He just wanted to grub on that candy!
Since he was holding up the line Alain took him across the way to stuff his face.
Alain was quite a hit with his costume.  One of the sister missionaries was laughing so hard she had to take a picture of him.  Of course he was happy to oblige (with a great disco pose, too).

As always we had a lot of fun at our annual ward trunk-or-treat.

Grace's Pumpkin Patch

 Our ward went to a local pumpkin patch that helps raise money for a farm they have here that let's people ride their horses. (I don't know if that's exactly right, but it's something like that.)
I've seen plenty of sand pits, but never a corn pit.  If you look closely those are corn kernels.  Maybe I just need to get out more ;)
 This is a picture of Cole and his new friend Jay just before their turn to ride the horses.  Jay is very much like Cole, ie: likes Star Wars, video games, and Legos, so it has been a perfect fit.  Every morning he asks if he can play with Jay.
 This was Cole's first time on a horse, and he took to it like a natural!
 He loved it!  See, thumbs up :)
 He thought it was great that he got to pedal around in a tractor.  It took some getting used to, though.  I had to help him get unstuck at the first corner.  
The second picture is of him getting all three of his ring tosses on the pumpkin on the first try!!
 I swear to you he was at this "duck race" for at least 30 minutes if not more.
 They did a quick run through the corn maze and were very proud that they found their way out so quickly.
Cole was quite upset that I wouldn't let him buy a pumpkin.  He thought he had found the perfect pumpkin.  (We had already gotten 5 free ones so, no, I'm not a mean mommy.)

It was a lot of fun, and thank you Susan for setting this up for us :)